Qissa: The Tale of a Lonely Ghost

Synopsis: During the 1947 partition of India, Umber Singh and his family are forced to leave their village. After two girl children, his wife gives birth to a third girl child as they flee their village much to the displeasure of Umber Singh. After moving to a new place, Umber stabilizes and his wife is pregnant again. While the fourth child is also born as a female, Umber convinces himself and his wife to raise the girl child as a son throwing up complications aplenty.
Genre: Drama, Fantasy
Director(s): Anup Singh
Production: Heimatfilm
  6 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
109 min

Be a man and get it back!


Tall as a tree and still peeing in bed!

All of you old enough to be married

and have your own children!

Will you be doing the same

at your in-laws?

You'll bring nothing but shame on us!

Worthless girls!

Straighten it!

Mother, mother.

- Yes.

Shall we go?

- Get going!

Let's go

We'll sing Lohri

Today is our day

And every home waits for us.

We'll get sweets and money!

Kulbir look!

-That's Kanwar.

How did he get here?

Brother Kanwar?


How did you get here?

Come down!

Come down.

Let's go!

You're such a rat!

Hurry up!

You always get us in trouble.

Tell me, why did you pee on my bed?

Why did you steal my spool?

- What's so special about you?

Let me see!

- Let me go!

Let me see!

-I want to see.


He'll be fine. Don't worry.


Kulbir, come here.

Come here!

Come here!

Come here!

Come here!

Get up!


- Mother.

Come here.

Come here.

Come here!


Come here!

Come here!

Mehar! Stop!

Stay out of this!

Leave! Get out!

If anything happens to my son,

I'll cut them to pieces!

Greetings, child!

Our village's champion wrestler.

He's going to make you strong as iron.

- Hello, Sir.

God bless you, son.

Turn this way

Let him take a look

just to check there are no twisted bones.

After your turban ceremony,

I'll take you hunting.


We're going to shoot bears.

Look what I've got for you.

Hold it.

He's fine.

I'm going to make you

as strong as a lion.

What a brave boy my son has become!

I'm so proud of you.

Come here.

Pull this up.

Always keep this cloth tightly tied.

Never forget it.

Once again.



Yes, son?



Did you hurt yourself when you fell?

How old are you now?


You've grown so quickly, my son.

So quickly you've grown.

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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